How to draw a chart like spreadsheet in C

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    Question How to draw a chart like spreadsheet in C

    Hi people,
    I try to create a Inventory program in C with
    final output display in a chart like below:
    ___________________________________________
    | Stock Name | StockID | Price | Quantity |
    ------------------------------------------
    | Shampoo | SP999 | 3.75 | 100 |
    -------------------------------------------
    | Candy | CD3333 | 0.20 | 400 |
    -------------------------------------------
    | | | | |
    -------------------------------------------
    | | | | |
    -------------------------------------------

    What graphic functions I can use to make a perfect
    drawing the chart(not broken lines as above)?
    Can I use the functions like: drawline(), drawrectangle(), or gotoxy()..etc.
    in order to make to draw the chart perfectly?

    I really appreciate your help or your idea.
    DV007
    Last edited by dv007; 05-29-2002 at 02:04 PM.

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    I have a program the Borland made called TCalc that was like a spreadsheet program - it's a perfect example and should answer a lot of questions - I have the source code edition. I'll ZIP it and post it here tomorrow, but I've gotta run - so I can help you tomorrow, but it least you know theres hope.

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    Thanks for a clue, Sean. Talk with ya tomorrow.

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    Hope this helps. the .prj only works on Borland Turbo C++ 3.0 for DOS, but it's only an organization thing - it's not any of the source code. I hope you have WinZIP because this is zipped with that, and the doc is for Windows other than that, just start with tcacl.c, and you should be able to figure it out from there.

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    maybe this might help
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...threadid=18827
    go to the bottom of the page i posted my table creating function.
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    Let me know if that works. I tried compiling it and it just came up with errors one every line.

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    Yup Sean, I got a lot of errors when I compiled it. I have traced all source code and it looks
    fine to me. But when I compiled with Borland C/C++
    v5.1 compiler, it showed many errors. By using it
    as reference, I have been trying to write my own code. I still working on this program.
    Thank you anyway.
    DV007

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    I'd like to see it. Email it to me when you're finished.

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